This week’s printable is a new-yet-old establishment that is becoming the hot trend in neighborhoods everywhere: the donut shop. With fancy new flavors like Espresso Cream Cheese, Peanut Butter Sriracha, and of course Maple Glazed with Bacon, it’s no wonder people are coming back to donuts! I’m just waiting for a new Donut Wars show to replace Cupcake Wars on the Food Network! It could happen, don’t you think?
Besides it’s hard to compete with the smells of a good donut shop—it’s like that fresh-baked smell at the grocery store times a gazillion. Which is why I rarely go into a good bakery because I’m gluten-free. I’m like a supermodel—all I can do is enjoy the scent, and not the taste. So I don’t quite get all the fuss, because I can’t! My question is this: when is the right time for donuts besides Saturday or Sunday morning? Do you stop by on your way to work on Tuesday? Grab a bag to go for dinner on Wednesday night? I’m just not certain how one adds donuts into their usual routine!
But it brings up another point. A Facebook friend, someone I consider to be well-read and intelligent, recently posted a very mean and narrow-minded comment about Celiac’s Disease. You know, claiming that people with Celiac’s are basically loony bins. So I wanted to take this chance to tell you something important. Being gluten-free may be a silly diet fad for a select few, but for thousands of others it is the only way we can survive. I don’t have Celiac’s, but if I have a bite of gluten by accident, I feel sick for about a week. Symptoms can vary, but believe me, they are very real. So can we stop judging people and find a little more kindness for those of us with food allergies? Believe me, I would much prefer to eat a couple Peanut Butter Sriracha donuts with you than pretend to be “special.” In the meantime, I’m going to assume my printable donut shop is filled with gluten-free goodies!
Printable House Instructions:
- Download and print.
- Cut out your house along its edges.
- Fold all of the creases before getting out the glue.
- Then, with a glue stick, glue a couple tabs at a time, assembling as you go. Start at the inside corner of the house and work towards the final side tab.
- Add the awnings last, lining up the angled tab with the dotted outline on the building.